William J. Hale married Helen Dow, the oldest of the Dow children in 1917. After that Hale went on to work for the Dow Chemical Company and became known for his ingenuity and ability to improve production processes. Learn about Hale’s interests in agricultural alcohol and how he came to be known as the Father of Chemurgy at Fridays at The Pines.
This event costs $7 for adults and $3 for children. Children under 5 are free. We ask that guests arrive at the Dow Gardens Visitors Center at least 15 minutes early, to ensure they have time to walk back to The Pines. Gardens admission is also required.
About Fridays at the Pines
Every object has a unique story to tell! Join us, during these special afternoons, as we take an in-depth look at various artifacts within The Pines — the former home of Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow. Learn about rare books, beautiful art, and souvenirs from around the world. Following the twenty-minute presentation, guests will be free to explore the home where historians and staff will be on site to answer questions.